Practice report: Johnson, Reiff return

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson returned to practice Thursday, perhaps signaling he is back on a more routine practice schedule.

Somewhat surprisingly -- and importantly for Detroit -- is the return of left tackle Riley Reiff to practice, even on what appeared to be a limited basis. Reiff did not practice Wednesday after injuring his hamstring against Cincinnati on Sunday. He worked on the side with trainers, but had a helmet on, which meant he would likely participate in some portion of practice.

The only Lions not at practice Thursday were right tackle Corey Hilliard (knee) and wide receiver Nate Burleson (forearm).